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Scrum hoax 4: the Daily Scrum (aka standup meeting) is optional

Scrum values team autonomy. Some people might still wonder how the team is managed in practice. It relies notably on the various Scrum events and the role of the Scrum master. How so? Let’s look at the most iconic meeting of Scrum: the Daily Scrum (aka daily meeting aka standup meeting) and what it brings […]

Scrum hoax #3: Project managers should be Scrum masters

While adopting Scrum, many organizations are facing difficulties to appoint the Scrum master. This role has a scope and mission that is disrupting the status quo of the hierarchical organizations, and one particular role: the project manager.   On the other side, Scrum is extremely often seen as a project management methodology, while it is […]

Scrum hoax #2: a Scrum Master is useless – Conflicts

The role of Scrum master regarding team conflicts Any activity done in group may create conflicts between individuals.Scrum, by proposing self-organized teams synchronized by ceremonies and pair-reviews, may bring to the surface conflicts within the team and outside the team. A common thinking is that it relies on the Scrum master to solve these conflicts.  […]

The essential of Scrum in less than 7 minutes

How Scrum works? Get a concise and accurate introduction to Scrum, the best known and most widely spread agile methodology. The essential of Scrum in less than 7 minutes How Scrum works? Scrum is probably the most widely spread agile methodology in the world. Many agile practitioners think it is often badly implemented and used, […]

Scrum hoax #1: Scrum prevents transparency

How to fight lack of transparency in your Scum implementation Better transparency is one of the key value proposition of Scrum and one of its pillar. Several parts of the framework are designed to help it and make sure to keep stakeholders aware of the progress. More often than not, this does not work as […]

A branching strategy for Scrum using Git

A branching strategy in adequacy with the Scrum model. Scrum is a great framework. If you do not know it, you should check it out and then come back here ! Defining a branching strategy suitable for Scrum is not so simple, here is a proposal. Scrum is designed to develop product among iterations (called […]

Should a Scrum Product Owner have technical skills?

The difficulties of dealing with technical requirements in Scrum In agile transformation projects, the position and scope of the Product Owner role is often source of confusion. Most agilists get that it is about translating user wishes into stories. Functionally it seems OK (thus it is not always easy to do). But a software product […]